Stilton cheese was first made in the 18th century and Silver Stilton Scoops have been around since then to assist in the eating of it. Stilton is traditionally made in 17lb wheels, or 8lb half wheels and is allowed to form its own crust or coat. It is made specifically in and around Melton Mowbray and takes its name from the village of Stilton – though none of this famous cheese was ever made there.
You need a Stilton Scoop to remove the cheese from the centre of the cylinder with the minimum of fuss. Ours has a strong solid ebony handle which will give you plenty of leverage and let you dig deeply into the Stilton while the solid silver bowl will let you easily gather up Stilton crumbs.
Ebony is one of the most intensely black woods known and is immensely strong. It is one of the woods that will sink in water, but it has a fine texture that in this case has been highly polished and complements sterling silver beautifully. You should beware of cheap imitations as they can easily bend or struggle to make any impression in the cheese.
Our handsome Stilton Cheese Scoop will grace fine dining tables everywhere and is an essential dining accessory, especially at Christmas, when Stilton is traditionally eaten at the end of a meal when Port is taken.
Handmade in our workshops our silver scoop has been hallmarked at the London Assay Office. It is 245mm (9.6 inches) in length – including the 107mm (4.2 inches) long ebony handle. The scoop is 33mm (1.3 inches) wide.
We can engrave a name or special message along the stem of the scoop. It makes an excellent gift for lovers of fine food and dining and is delivered in a handsome presentation box. Order securely online today.
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